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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

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Kimble Rendall

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Shayne Armstrong (additional writing by), Duncan Kennedy (additional writing by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Brancatisano ... Rory
Xavier Samuel ... Josh
Chris Betts Chris Betts ... Lockie
Sharni Vinson ... Tina
Simon Edds Simon Edds ... Lifeguard
Miranda Deakin Miranda Deakin ... TV Reporter
Julian McMahon ... Doyle
Dan Wyllie ... Kirby
Alice Parkinson ... Naomi
Phoebe Tonkin ... Jaimie
Damien Garvey ... Colins
Lincoln Lewis ... Kyle
Cariba Heine ... Heather
Alex Russell ... Ryan
Adrian Pang ... Jessup
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Storyline

This movie is about a group of people who get trapped in a Supermarket after a Tsunami hits the coast of Queensland, Australia. But they soon find out that they have more to worry about than being in a flooded grocery store, there's 12 foot sharks swimming around them, and it's hungry. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Cleanup on aisle 7. See more »


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Rated R for bloody violence, some grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | Singapore | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bait (Carnada) See more »

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Budget:

AUD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite only earning approximately $775,000 in its home country of Australia, Bait 3D was a sizable success overseas, making over $20 million China alone. It also made $2 million in Italy. As a result of its international success, Arclight Films announced that the film will receive a sequel. See more »

Goofs

The characters are worried about live electrical wires touching the water, yet to turn it off they flip a switch already underwater. This would mean that the water is already conducting electricity in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Heather: Do you see it anywhere?
Kyle: [sarcastically] Yeah, I see it, but I'm keeping it a secret from you because I want you to be surprised!
Heather: Oh, thank you for your thoughtfulness, Kyle. Really, it's always what I wanted in a boyfriend.
[the shark swims past the rear end of the car]
Heather: Oh! I can't handle this much longer. It may seem surprising, but I'm not equipped to deal with this kind of situation.
Heather: [puts her dog in the back seat] Here, Bulli, you need some space.
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Crazy Credits

No sharks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

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Mack the Knife
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
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Remarkably watchable
1 May 2013 | by jack_woodsSee all my reviews

Shark movies, how many good ones are out there? Well, after the obvious the list is pretty baron. However, Bait is remarkably watchable. I was quite surprised to find myself glued to the screen after over half an hour of character show and tell and only the opening shark scene to reel us in. The CGI and casting are the only two factors that plead with me to turn the movie off. For a thirty-mil budget the shark animations were truly inadequate, yet Bait managed to survive considering. Which is more than can be said for most civilians who aren't trapped in a supermarket given the state of that Australian coastline. Matthew Lessall and Ben Parkinson (Casting) need a job chat, some sideline characters offer absolutely, indescribably the worst performances I have ever seen. Listening to the psychotic Aussie robber, frantic store manager and squabbling couple in their car really made me shudder with anger. More time establishing deeper character backgrounds instead would have pleased, although they hold up pretty well for a shark flick.

Despite some teeth grinding actors and reminders of Bruce from Finding Nemo, Bait is visually very pleasing and makes for a worthy shark movie.

7/10.


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